Alice In Chains Reveal Details Of Next Album
NME reports that Alice in Chains have revealed a title for their new album. It will be called The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here and will be out in May.
The album will include the song “Hollow”, which was released in December. It is a follow-up to 2009’s Black Gives Way To Blue, which itself was the first in fourteen years and the first without Layne Staley (who died in 2002).
The band will also tour the US in April and May, as well as perform on the main stage of the Download festival on June 15.
Last year, guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Rolling Stone that a shoulder injury delayed the album. He said: “I had shoulder surgery. I had to get some bone spurs and torn cartilage taken care of, so that put me back a little bit. But we’ve been writing through the whole process.“
He also said that even though Elton John appeared on their last album, this one won’t have any guest appearances. He added: “That was just the universe lining up right. I had nothing to do with that other than asking. What he is, beyond anything else, is a fucking amazing musician. And he’s the guy who inspired me to start playing music, so to have him play on one of our records – especially such a meaningful record, where we’re restarting our musical careers and saying goodbye and honoring our buddy – it’s a tremendous thing.“